"Don't part with your dreams - when they are gone you may still exist but you will have ceased to live" - Mark Twain

"Do you know that this blog wouldn't exist if it wasn't for you being here to read it!?" - Bobby Gill

Sunday, 28 February 2010

February 2010 in Facebook status updates

    Come along to this Northern Event for young people, teachers, parents and Coaches. Tell your friends as it is not to be missed! Presented by Youth Coaching Academy's Harry Singha.
Youth Coaching Skills Programme in Leeds
Presented by Youth Coaching Academy's Harry Singha - A special day for young people, teachers, parents and coaches.
Location:Leeds - TBC
Time:Friday, 26 March 2010 09:30
Sun at 21:42 (2) (2)
Manj K Jootle likes this.
Manj K Jootle
Manj K Jootle
Will let a friend know - thanks. :) x
Sun at 21:59 ·

  Lazy sundays, don't you just love them!? :-D
Sun at 19:54 (7) (7)
Andrea Smart, Raj Walia, Dali Panesar and 2 others like this.
Anita Langley
Anita Langley
me too x
Sun at 19:58 ·
Raj Walia
Raj Walia
love lazy sundays when I make time for them. Bobby how is the Flat hunting going, looking forward to a party . I will be unavailable from the 13th -18th for viewings at Clintons or on Standby to fly to Cyprus
Mon at 03:21 ·

Satnam Punglia

Satnam Punglia  Had a great night at Hansa Vegetarian (yes Veggie) restaraunt last night with few friends,  , Satie Punglia, Bradley Potterton, Iulia Palade...... http://www.hansasrestaurant.com
Hansa's Gujrati Vegetarian Cuisine
Welcome to Hansa's. Hansa's restaurant is 20 years old this year and I am very proud to say that it is probably the only restaurant in Leeds still in the same hands after 20 years.
Sun at 12:12

  Happy birthday Brad! Went for a great Vegetarian Cuisine meal at Hansas in Leeds for Bradley Potterton's birthday along with Iulia Palade, Satnam Punglia and Satie Punglia. Great food check it out http://www.hansasrestaurant.com
Sun at 00:38

Linda Camurato

Linda Camurato Thank you for your birthday wishes and your encouragements for the job interview. Hope all is well with you...have an AWESOME day Bobby!
26 February at 13:58  · See Wall-to-Wall

Bobby is attending 'Social' Internet Mastermind - Tuesday 9th March.  · Invite guests

  Bobby's Blog Update: Why do we keep making the same mistakes?: Great article, thanks to Eloise Ansell of Flouri... http://bit.ly/ae0uy8
25 February at 23:18 via Selective Tweets 

Jo Kenworthy

Jo Kenworthy thought I might have seen you last night at yes club - are you going to the March meal♥
25 February at 15:25  · See Wall-to-Wall

  Register for free to find out about The Progressive Property Portal: http://www.progressive.networkbillionaire.com
25 February at 15:08

  Bobby's Blog Update: Google execs convicted in Italy over abuse video: Bad news for those that upload informati... http://bit.ly/cDamRo
24 February at 18:40 via Selective Tweets 

Jules Kay

Jules Kay Bobby, get reading! Thanks for birthday wishes. Just got back from lickle celebration in Amsterdam :-) Hope you are on top of the world! Jules x
23 February at 13:48  · See Wall-to-Wall

Rob Moore

Rob Moore Hey Bobby :-)

Hope all is well!

Did you get your stats for the previous mail out? We will be paying as soon as the re billing happens in about 7-10 days :-)

Either date is fine for hudds pm - let me know your preferred date

I hope you are well mate!

Did our affiliate manager send you a message about relaunch on thu?

Let me know if you need anything

23 February at 08:36 via Facebook for iPhone  · See Wall-to-Wall

  Another late night tidying. Put bookshelves up & filled them with all those I got off Amazon & Ebay last year - about 200 unread!!!
23 February at 03:28 via Selective Tweets 

  What a landlord weekend, snow, faulty boiler, leaking radiator, fried electrics, broken window & more! Today? Fix it all!
22 February at 14:36 via Selective Tweets (4) (4)
Marcia Gladwin likes this.
Julia 'mcdaid'
Julia 'mcdaid'
where's your focus???
23 February at 00:47 ·

LOL... thought that myself... all on the mend now. The storm before the calm!
23 February at 02:54 ·
Raj Walia
Raj Walia
Looks like time for a career change, become a monk what do you think? lol
25 February at 10:46 ·

Andy Phillips

Andy Phillips Hi Bobby, Hope you'll be able to make the The London Entrepreneurial Meet In March. Be good to see you there. If there anyone else who would benefit let them know. In the meantime. I just put this article on the site, would love your feedback. http://www.internet-marketing-technology.com/the-secrets-of-internet-marketing
The Secrets of Internet Marketing! | Internet Marketing
I know how difficult it can be when you first stick your toe in the water of the dreaded Internet marketing pool. There are the sharks that will grab you, take
22 February at 01:42   · See Wall-to-Wall

Bradley Potterton

Bradley Potterton Thanks Bobby. Catch you soon :-)
21 February at 21:06  · See Wall-to-Wall

  Snowed in and can't get out. Oh well, may as well go back to bed
21 February at 12:04 via Selective Tweets (6) (6)
Christina Nicolaides, Vincent Wong, Michelle Whaite and 3 others like this.

  Had my iPhone for 2 weeks now and still haven't got round to turning it on or using it - but "Resistance to change is futile..." - Bobby
20 February at 23:24 via Selective Tweets (3) (3)
Amandeep Thind likes this.
Manj K Jootle
Manj K Jootle
Honestly Timone, you are a man - men like to switch on gadgets straight away... don't they...? :P
21 February at 00:23 ·
Kamil Wawrzyszko
Kamil Wawrzyszko
Bobby, I really don't know what you want to convey. More calrity, please. May be I can help? ;-)
21 February at 09:53 ·

  Been busy moving loads of stuff today, tidying and having a clear out - always good to get rid of the clutter and then Feng Shui!
20 February at 23:16 via Selective Tweets (3) (3)
Arry Nessa, Jane Hurd and Diane Hughes like this.

  Lost my car in Ikea car park :-(
19 February at 19:48 via Selective Tweets (11) (11)
Diane Hughes and Serena Jane Pears like this.
Sharon Brown
Sharon Brown
been there, done that. :-)
19 February at 19:51 ·
Michelle Clarke
Michelle Clarke
You must have bought too many candles if u were in ikea? its mandatory...
19 February at 19:54 ·
Katy Marks
Katy Marks
me to - been there done that and bought the t-shirt
19 February at 20:00 ·
Michelle Shanson
Michelle Shanson
I thought just women did that!!! Hahaha
19 February at 20:21 ·
Adele Kidd
Adele Kidd
we've all done that!
19 February at 21:02 ·
Rosemary Lamb
Rosemary Lamb
Found it yet?
19 February at 21:03 ·
Arnika Bass
Arnika Bass
lmao!! Oops! xx
19 February at 21:07 ·

Told the security guy that I'd either misplaced my car or it had been stolen. Checked on another floor and there it was - 'someone' mst have moved it!
20 February at 22:29 ·
Manj K Jootle
Manj K Jootle
20 February at 23:04 ·

  Played football yesterday and decided to be captain to pick teams (as they always take so long) - then went in goals first as no-one else wanted to. Ended up saving some amazing shots, then we got ahead by 5-0. Before the other team caught up but we still won by a goal. Great team work and keeping our cool meant we came out ahead...
19 February at 13:42 (6) (6)
Nana Ciira, Janie Acutt and Paul McFadden like this.
Taran Meowage Bains
Taran Meowage Bains
hahah heard u got urself into a fight!!
19 February at 20:12 ·

Guy couldn't take a challenge by a better player, so I told him to stay at home next time if he was going to cry or we could put him on the winning side if it would help - he wasn't happy!
20 February at 23:16 ·
Taran Meowage Bains
Taran Meowage Bains
haha bobbels u make me laugh... like a TP on weed ! x
21 February at 00:15 ·

  Got an amazing line up of speakers this year at Northern Property Network! Find out more: http://www.NorthernPropertyNetwork.co.uk
18 February at 18:40 via Selective Tweets 

    Bobby is hiding in plain sight! Here I am...
18 February at 11:39 via Selective Tweets  (9)(9)
Michelle Whaite, Andrea Smart and 2 others like this.
Manj K Jootle
Manj K Jootle
18 February at 11:56 ·

(sshhh... I'm hiding)
18 February at 12:09 ·
Manj K Jootle
Manj K Jootle
Where are you hiding ;P

(oohhhhhhh ooops hehehehe)
18 February at 12:18 ·
Andrea Smart
Andrea Smart
hehehe....me too! xx
18 February at 17:02 ·
Michelle Whaite
Michelle Whaite
Hey Andrea how are you missy? Long time no hear? hows the copywriting coming along? :---)
18 February at 19:45 ·

Kirit Pankhania

Kirit Pankhania When u doubt anything or what u are doing, or even how to do what it is you TRULY WANT the doubt will magnify & its resonance will affect everything & everyone. Know WHAT u TRULY want & the WHY. FEEL it WILL happen. BELIEVE with every breath & sinew in your body. Nobody found the answer by focusing on the problem, focu...s...... on the solution. Most people quit on the very verge of success. BELIEVE & NEVER EVER EVER STOP! x

17 February at 20:57

  Weather Report for Yorkshire - Yes ,it's snowing up North in Huddersfield again!
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Marcia Gladwin, Diane Hughes and 2 others like this.
Peter North
Peter North
No such thing as bad weather, just the wrong type of clothes.
17 February at 19:37 ·
Eloise Ansell
Eloise Ansell
Sure it isn't your dandruff!! haha
17 February at 20:32 ·

Who said it was bad! More sleep for me...
Dandruff - have you seen my lack of hair unless you're referring to my ape like torso!?
17 February at 21:59 ·
Satie Punglia
Satie Punglia
Not settled yet!
17 February at 23:04 ·
Shimon Rudich
Shimon Rudich
bobby where are you hiding?
18 February at 02:01 ·
Mica May
Mica May
I can report that the snow in Todmorden is much much thicker than in Huddersfield!!
Eee lad, you are lucky!!
18 February at 10:49 ·

  Are you going to T. Harv Eker this weekend in London? Get your tickets here: http://mmi.networkbillionaire.com - If you need a discount hotel room, contact me for details!
17 February at 19:06 (3) (3)
Simon Williams
Simon Williams
Yep - I'm there!
17 February at 23:23 ·
Monica Rafiq
Monica Rafiq
c you there
18 February at 15:29 ·

Won't be there myself for this one. Done 2 or 3 already, that I now have a Billionaire Brain ;-)
If you know anyone looking for a room for weekend, I know of some for £55 per night in the area still available.
18 February at 15:43 ·

  Are you in Huddersfield this evening and do you want a Free Financial Game Plan? Contact me now on 07966-665962 to find out how we can help save you money and put more cash in your pocket all for no cost to you!
16 February at 16:26

  ”Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you can’t get more time.” Jim Rohn
16 February at 13:18 via Selective Tweets (6) (6)
Simone Phillips, Julia 'mcdaid' and Sim Virk like this.
Gary Hoyle
Gary Hoyle
bit of money to spend in your time make your time more fun. Gary Holye
16 February at 13:52 ·
Simon Williams
Simon Williams
Fuck that - show me ya cash!
16 February at 17:29 ·

Here's ten grand, you now have one hour left to live...
16 February at 18:47 ·

  Kevin Smith Kicked Off Southwest Flight for Being Too Fat. Now a big Fat Corporation has a public apology to handle on Twitter! Gotta love social media: http://bit.ly/aisOOO
15 February at 19:36

  How to get rid of spammy applications. 1. Click on the name of the app where it says "via *crappy application*" (underneath the post on your wall) 2. Then underneath the picture of the application on the app page go to -> "Block Application"! 3. Do as often as necessary and it will reduce the 'blingee birthday hug gl...itter spam' 4. Alternatively block friends who are still excited by these pointless apps
See more
15 February at 13:29 (9) (9)
Adam Ellison, Naomi Silva Costa and Sharon O'Farrell like this.
Tania Harvey
Tania Harvey
there is an even quicker way. Reveal the Hide button by hovering mouse over top right corner of any of these posts. when you click hide it will ask if you want to hide just the application or the person as well. So you don't have to completely rid yourself of posts by that person. Unless you want to of course!!! lol
15 February at 13:45 ·

Thanks Tania... For other friends - That tip is for the 'News Feed' on your home page if you don't want to see status updates from certain people.
15 February at 14:55 ·
Elliot Kay
Elliot Kay
What if they are real people, does this process work on humans? can i delete people like that from my life??? lol
15 February at 16:43 ·

Sure, you just walk up to them - push your finger into their forehead and say 'deleted' at the same time! The application is a little glitchy so you may have to do it 3 or 4 times.
15 February at 18:50 ·
Elliot Kay
Elliot Kay
Boooobbbby, I am now jail!!!! You didn't warn me about that...
15 February at 21:42 ·

Careful, don't poke anyone too hard in there... at least you still got facebook access ;-)
16 February at 00:05 ·

  Another silly facebook application blocked! Who makes this rubbish and more to the point, who thinks it's worth bothering their friends with it?
14 February at 17:00 (24) (24)
Paul Gelder, Andy Preston, Tracey Carr and 10 others like this.
Anita Langley
Anita Langley
how do we block these Bobby.. xx
14 February at 17:30 ·
Nim Sambhi
Nim Sambhi
14 February at 18:38 ·
Alex Mitchell
Alex Mitchell
i am confused
14 February at 21:58 ·
Nicky Pool
Nicky Pool
this new FB is just plain daft! how on earth do i get rid of the whos friends with who rubbish please Bobby?.. fanku xx
15 February at 01:30 ·
Dianna Bonner
Dianna Bonner
What do you do - I go into applications and see all the rubbish but there seems no way to deactivate - help hate this spam!
15 February at 01:32 ·
Sarahellena Warren
Sarahellena Warren
it's not you that gets rid of theirs it is them that does in settings but it is up to them to do so. You can only get rid of your list.
15 February at 06:39 ·
Michael Q Todd
Michael Q Todd
Wow FB are really pissing people off allowing these apps! You could send me 5 in a day Bobby and I would still not defriend you
15 February at 11:55 ·
Jeremy Dent
Jeremy Dent
You can hide any application or person or type of communication
15 February at 11:58 ·
Michael Q Todd
Michael Q Todd
Love the ones that say "Thought of you when I saw this" and then you find they have spammed it out to 1300 other folk too.
15 February at 12:17 ·

Click on the name of the app where it says "via *crappy application*" (underneath the post on your wall)
Then underneath the picture of the application go to -> "Block Application"!
Do as often as necessary and it will reduce the 'blingee birthday hug glitter spam'
15 February at 13:25 ·
David C Duckworth
David C Duckworth
http://www.propertynetworker.com doesn't have the tat.. it's like facebook for investors but without the trash :-)
15 February at 14:14 ·

  Bobby's Blog Update: The Influence of Social Media on Valentine’s Day: Great article showing the link between s... http://bit.ly/cSVPvB
14 February at 14:35 via Selective Tweets 

  Bobby's Blog Update: What Love means to 4 - 8 year olds: What does Love mean to you this Valentines Day?-------... http://bit.ly/bBl2Xv
14 February at 00:04 via Selective Tweets 

  Bobby's Blog Update: Robin Hood Tax - Rob the Rich (Banks) to pay the Poor (Government): A coalition of British... http://bit.ly/akyyJA
12 February at 23:20 via Selective Tweets 

  Great coaching session with Michael Bradford - Thank you! He is THE person to talk to if you have any business or personal challenges.
12 February at 19:07 (2) (2)
Iulia Palade and Simone Phillips like this.

Colin Fu

Colin Fu Bobby buddy, how are you? Hope you well man. Really miss you. You look after yourself ok? You are always in my prayers to my Heavenly Father. Jesus loves you. He does.
11 February at 23:54  · See Wall-to-Wall

  Wanted brandy and coke last night but had no Coca Cola. Courvoisier & Dr. Pepper is a great combination :-p
11 February at 13:02 via Selective Tweets 

  Phone issues, laptop issues, internet issues and printer issues all day! Sod it, think I'll just watch a film or go to sleep...
10 February at 22:26 via Selective Tweets (7) (7)
Dhriti Mehra likes this.
Rachel Leigh
Rachel Leigh
issues bobby.......... where's ya focus dude? Go back to bed, you've probably not been up very long! xxx
10 February at 22:28 ·
Katy Marks
Katy Marks
i support that comment
10 February at 22:43 ·
Manj K Jootle
Manj K Jootle
Chill dude...then let loose your anger on the object of offense and then go to sleep...you will feel much better in the morning hahahahaha
11 February at 00:05 ·
Manj K Jootle
Manj K Jootle
Hey you know Im only kidding about the let the anger loose ;)
11 February at 00:06 ·
Julia 'mcdaid'
Julia 'mcdaid'
What would you love?
11 February at 11:03 ·

Had a drink, watched half a film, passed out and slept like a baby... Today I would love for everything to be easy and go to plan!
11 February at 12:56 ·

  Got back from London to Hudds at 4am last night and it snowed all the way. Up and ready for today. Is it Wednesday?
10 February at 11:34 via Selective Tweets (1) (1)
Jayne Driver
Jayne Driver
Yes all day! Little weekend they call it Finland they go out and have a blast, to get over mid-week blues!
10 February at 11:41 ·

Emma Fairclough

Emma Fairclough  Just spent an awesome evening with Dwayne Kerr Minesh Bhindi   Vanish Patel & many others at the iBusiness Mastermind event :-)
10 February at 00:59

  Getting ready for the iBusiness Mastermind Blogging event tonight http://www.iBusinessMastermind.com
09 February at 16:01

  Great to see you yesterday Vishal K Desour, Jaiminie Purohit - can't believe it was THAT late when we left! You know how long it takes to change a habit? As soon as you find a 'short cut' you take it every time! ;-)
09 February at 11:05 (3) (3)
Vishal K Desour
Vishal K Desour
lol. remember that next time you visit and don't get off at the wrong junction!! See you again soon mate!!
09 February at 11:37 ·

No such thing as a wrong junction - just a learning experience.
09 February at 15:15 ·
Vishal K Desour
Vishal K Desour
Very well put!!!
09 February at 15:26 ·

  No GPS, Google Maps on phone is crap - going to do it 'old school' and follow written directions. End of the World? Nope, back to basics
08 February at 12:02 via Selective Tweets (12) (12)
Taran Meowage Bains likes this.
Yuri Bachmann
Yuri Bachmann
That's what taxidrivers in Central London do - they read "The Sun" when they drive!
09 February at 16:16 ·
Raj Walia
Raj Walia
Bobby was it the smell of the food that eventually got you to my place lol
10 February at 00:11 ·

  So cold in London it's snowing. Supposed to be a couple of degrees warmer than Yorkshire! Brrr...
08 February at 09:31 via Selective Tweets (3) (3)
Cémanthe Harries
Cémanthe Harries
not snowing by me! :(
08 February at 09:34 ·
Jules Wyman
Jules Wyman
it wasn't on saturday Bobby - much warmer in York at 6am when I boarded the train for london then when I arrived!
08 February at 10:28 ·

Snowing in Bushey, North London today.
08 February at 12:03 ·

  Great to catch up with Success Resources team and friend's at Steve Foley's Wealth Creation Summit. Where T Harv Eker Trainer Mac Attram was presenting. Great to see you too Cammy Ciurdea & Adam Symes. Hopefully catch up again at T Harv Eker's Millionaire Mind Intensive in 2 weeks: http://www.mmi.networkbillionaire.com
07 February at 21:51

  How people behave in games and when playing is how they behave in life and business!
07 February at 15:12 via Selective Tweets (1) (1)
Helen Pengelly Johnson
Helen Pengelly Johnson
That's why I always win at Risk - I rule the world mwahahahaha!
07 February at 15:22 ·

  Had a Surprise Guest Speaker at Wealth Creation Summit. I was VERY surprised when Steve introduced me to talk about social media!!!
07 February at 11:36 via Selective Tweets (5) (5)
Becky Richardson and Robert Clark like this.
Satie Punglia
Satie Punglia
Surprises are great! Does this mean you are back down south
07 February at 14:48 ·

Back on Wednesday.
07 February at 14:55 ·
Satie Punglia
Satie Punglia
I thought I was doing too many trips back and forth. Lets catch up if you are here a few days
07 February at 15:34 ·

Leonard Shamuel Hermiz

Leonard Shamuel Hermiz thank you Bobby....
07 February at 10:08  · See Wall-to-Wall

  Early night tonight. Driving to London around 6am tomorrow for second half of Wealth Creation Summit with Steve Foley. Hope to catch up with Vincent Wong and Raj Walia as well. Then Tuesday at the Internet Business Network with Dwayne Kerr. Wonder what I can do to fill the gap on Monday!?
06 February at 22:44 (2) (2)
Alex Mitchell
Alex Mitchell
we could do dinner in town if you like, if you are that bored lol!
06 February at 23:24 ·
Vishal K Desour
Vishal K Desour
We can do dinner at mine! you hav said you'll pop over!! lets to lunch and then you can do dinner with Alex!!!
07 February at 10:24 ·

  Wow! Amazing how the world is becoming smaller thanks to facebook. Soon we will all be able to keep up with the expansion of the universe. Staying in touch and updated has never been easier.
06 February at 22:23 (4) (4)
Melanie Drury and Serena Jane Pears like this.
Serena Jane Pears
Serena Jane Pears
this is true! its the way forwards.....
06 February at 22:25 ·
Melanie Drury
Melanie Drury
06 February at 23:55 ·

Craig Jackson

Craig Jackson Ah, you have discovered the two handed push diet (push yourself away from the table) :-)
06 February at 17:49 (1) (1) · See Wall-to-Wall

Nope, I help everyone else on a diet by eating their food for them! ;-)
06 February at 18:04 ·

  This is Genius... I've discovered how to make ANY meal low calorie! Serve half as much. Simple yet effective. Bobby
06 February at 14:38 via Selective Tweets (1) (1)
Jayne Driver likes this.

  Come along to THE Internet Business Networking event being organised by my friend Dwayne Kerr. See you there! Tuesday 9th February in London! ==> http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=262112431713
05 February at 22:27 (4) (4)
Darinder Bhangoo
Darinder Bhangoo
Bobby have you made any money doing this yet? I wanna start blogging!!
05 February at 23:14 ·

Sure, you gotta start somewhere. Come along on Tuesday.
06 February at 15:21 ·
Darinder Bhangoo
Darinder Bhangoo
I'll pre-register on the day when I know I can make it. Looks interesting.
06 February at 19:21 ·
Darinder Bhangoo
Darinder Bhangoo
I'm interested in writing, property and business. And NLP. I think we should talk.
06 February at 19:23 ·

  Another busy day clearing out old furniture & decorating houses. Lucky students! Sorting out bathrooms on Monday. http://bit.ly/aAn8EH
05 February at 18:00 via Selective Tweets 

  Great night last night Satnam Punglia, Freeman David Chuka Ibekwe, Iulia Palade - didn't get to bed till late. Freeman it's decided, you should be my bank manager!
05 February at 14:36

  Need to get a new phone to replace old Samsung Omnia. What do you recommend an Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB or Blackberry Curve/Bold? Vote now!
04 February at 17:18 via Selective Tweets (12) (12)

6 Iphone, 1 Omnia, 1 HTC, 1 Blackberry! Thanks everyone for confirming what I'd decided ;-) You gotta love facebook!
05 February at 14:35 ·

Kevin - Not a big fan of emails. Definitely one for social media and surfing the net.
05 February at 14:39 ·

  At Northern Property Network: George Hotel, Huddersfield with Peter Kirkham. Will you be there? http://www.northernpropertynetwork.co.uk
04 February at 14:19 via Selective Tweets 

Kenneth Spencer

Kenneth Spencer Hi Bobby,

Happy new year (Yes I know it's a bit late)

Where are you now, London or Huddersfield?

How is life treating you?

Bye for now
03 February at 21:29  · See Wall-to-Wall

Bobby attended How To Make Money From Blogging.

Bobby became a fan of Derren Brown.

Bobby became a fan of University of Huddersfield International Office.

  "For it is easier to kill the Light within oneself, than to scatter the Darkness around." - Geser in Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor) Trailer: http://bit.ly/bmk9BY DVD: http://bit.ly/b6CUFA
03 February at 12:11

  Bobby's Blog Update: January 2010 in Facebook status updates:  Reminiscing how much simpler life was when I wor... http://bit.ly/dtWQVD
02 February at 16:26 via Selective Tweets 

  Hmm! Just found out a tenant left before Xmas. House is a tip, needs a full refurb & bank manager doesn't want to give me any money to fix his security :-/
02 February at 15:53 (11) (11)
Benjamin Leppier
Benjamin Leppier
but on the upside?
02 February at 15:53 ·
Sarah Jayne Hewitt
Sarah Jayne Hewitt
Bank Managers are like that Bobby..they don't understand how money works like we do. If they did, the country/world wouldn't be heading into a deeper recession like it currently is...explain to the Manager that there may not be a need for theirrole soon, that will sort it...NOT! ha ha ha..
02 February at 16:11 ·

SJH - Their is already no need for their role now. Actually, now he has an opportunity to save his ass when I send them a proposal to fund me to do the work or do it themselves.

BL - On the upside? I'll let you know...
Maybe I'll become a Used Car dealer, you reckon I got the Leppier charm?
02 February at 16:14 ·
Sarah Jayne Hewitt
Sarah Jayne Hewitt
Good point Bobby...let me know how you get on!
02 February at 16:23 ·
Bhavin Patel
Bhavin Patel
Boy that sounds ruff. Good luck.
02 February at 17:02 ·

Who said it was easy being a landlord... Solution may be to invite him round to that house for a cuppa!
02 February at 19:42 ·
Alan Martin Property
Alan Martin Property
Have you thought of finding a tenant buyer and let them refurb the property for you?

If the property is in the South East, I may be interested in providing a lease option for you.

02 February at 20:53 ·

Need to discuss with bank manager first... but yes may be considering a lease option. Property is in Huddersfield.
02 February at 20:57 ·
Alan Martin Property
Alan Martin Property
Hi Bobby,

I can arrange a lease option with you, regarding rent payable and selling price of property, if of interest.

Then I will assign the option agreement to a investor I work with.... See more

If of interest, just send me a message. You won't have anymore hassle then with tenants, repair bills etc

03 February at 13:22 ·
Johanna Lawrence
Johanna Lawrence
Ditto Bobby - if Alan Martin Property are unable to assist I can help. Johanna
03 February at 17:33 ·

Wow - its good to know there's a whole facebook team out there supporting us :-)
03 February at 21:32 ·

  Cleaning, tidying, repairing & furnishing houses this week. Back to basics if you want to stay in business. Do as I say AND as I DO!
02 February at 12:56 via Selective Tweets (4) (4)
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Lizzie Barker
Lizzie Barker
Lovin' yr work...now can you come & do ours please? Wish our landlord was like you!
02 February at 15:24 ·

Have pity on your landlord too ;-) How you doing?
02 February at 15:50 ·
Sukhdev Nazran
Sukhdev Nazran
Bobby G getting his hands dirty for a change! Long may it continue...!
02 February at 22:21 ·

  Ran circles around the young ones at football today. It's not how old you are that matters but how well you play!
02 February at 01:42 via Selective Tweets (4) (4)
Jams Cooper
Jams Cooper
sometimes though bobby, you night have ran and ran and ran, but they were still circles! you should have been efficient and ran when you needed to, played when the time was right and planned attacks and counter attacks... football isn't just about being fit, it's about being smart;)
hope you had a good few games;)
02 February at 01:47 ·

Got bored waiting for the egocentric strikers on my team to pass, so running around keeps me involved ;-) It was only 6-a-side so no huge pitch to cover!
02 February at 02:32 ·
Jams Cooper
Jams Cooper
football is a team game... you should use a cattle prod or something to instill this into your "strikers".
02 February at 04:46 ·

The sharp wit comes in handy to keep their egos in check. Kids these days, no respect for their elders or mid-field, defence and keeper!
02 February at 12:38 ·

  Watch out for banks that say it will cost money to transfer money to another bank account. They mean it will cost to transfer IN 24 hours and they 'forget' to mention it is FREE if you're prepared to wait 4-5 days!
01 February at 12:32 (8) (8)
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Manj K Jootle
Manj K Jootle
Thank you Bobby. Who needs the news when we have you :))))
01 February at 13:14 ·
Raj Walia
Raj Walia
The banks still make money on your money, sitting on it for 4-5 days
01 February at 13:36 ·
Peter Mock
Peter Mock
well done Bobby
01 February at 14:05 ·
Kamil Wawrzyszko
Kamil Wawrzyszko
Lloyds charges for transfers in branches, but not online or over the phone. I bank with NationWide - all free.
01 February at 16:02 ·

Vivienne Bryers

Vivienne Bryers  Very interesting...profound wisdom! Thank you for sharing 
The Cosmic Accounting System - Buckminster Fuller
"We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest...
01 February at 06:17

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Why do we keep making the same mistakes?

Great article, thanks to Eloise Ansell of Flourishment for posting this link on facebook.

An exercise that gets people to look at why they repeat the same behaviour over and over again.

Either we need to change our behaviour OR acknowledge that it is what we do and are 'happy' to continue (hence won't complain about it ever again!) At least it gives everyone else some peace and quiet!

The definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results [Einstein]

Bobby :-)


One question that arises often in practice is “Why do I keep making the same mistakes?”

The question that could trigger us to think outside the box is “How does it serve you to keep making mistakes?” “What is the payoff?”

This requires a pen, paper, and sitting down HONESTLY and writing a list of what you gain from making mistakes or whatever your rut is.

You can make a list for one of your addictions, habits, and/or neediness’ i.e. a behaviour you are driven to do. Identify something that you are compelled to do and cannot stop doing but would like to have a choice to do or not to do.

Then make a list of what you gain from this behaviour. What is the payoff every time you behave in this way.

For example, one client used over-eating as an example. She began to write the list of what she gains by over-eating, such as:“Comfort” “Love”, “Importance”, “Calm” “Relaxation” “Fun”, “Joy”, “Happiness”, “

Once you make your list look at it closely. You can see that the list is a list of what you lack.

Next re-experience your driven behaviour, feel it as though you are doing it right now and then feel everything you gain from it, as in the example: love, comfort, importance. Really live the driven behaviour, how you cannot stop it and then really feel what you gain from the behaviour: such as love, comfort and so forth.

Now you should see that your driven behaviour is dishonest and your addiction-acknowledge this out loud to yourself.

At this point just seeing that our driven behaviours are supplying us with something believe we lack shifts our awareness. We shift from thinking we are just helpless victims of our addictions to seeing that we are fulfilling a goal that undermines us in the end. Of course there are many other goals we have I look forward to hearing the goals you have found that you are addicted to achieving.

Source: http://leurbanretreat.wordpress.com/exercises/

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Google execs convicted in Italy over abuse video

Bad news for those that upload information and videos to the internet... if internet hosting service providers can be taken to court, how long before they take the free service away from genuine people? Who is to police the web as it promotes freedom of speech - and the imbeciles that abuse it? Well they ruin it for everyone else!
"It attacks the very principles of freedom on which the internet is built."
And a warning to users, beware! If anything looks like it could upset the majority, the same people will help to convict you.
Google said. “We also worked with the police to help identify the person responsible for uploading it...”
Not to worry though, as in real life - privacy online is a myth, as much as the government, banks, mobile phone providers and Tescos not storing information on you!  Just keep your nose clean and you won't have anything to worry about.

And remember, don't invest in hosting companies else you could be liable for the info uploaded by users. Saying "it's not fair" and asking the lawyers to use "common sense" doesn't work, as Common Sense died a long time ago... What happened to Common Sense?
"Common sense dictates that only the person who films and uploads a video to a hosting platform could take the steps necessary to protect the privacy and obtain the consent of the people they are filming."

Three Google bosses were today convicted of violating the privacy of a boy with Down's syndrome in a ruling that could also affect websites such as YouTube and Facebook.

The men received suspended six-month sentences after the internet giant allowed a video of the teenager being abused to be posted online.

“This is the biggest threat to internet freedom we have seen in Europe,” said MP Tom Watson. “The only people who will support this decision are Silvio Berlusconi and the governments of China and Iran. It effectively breaks the internet in Italy.”

The two prosecutors who brought the case against the US-based firm praised the ruling for protecting personal interest above corporate profit. "We are very satisfied because by means of this trial we have posed a serious problem: that is to say, the protection of human beings, which must prevail over corporate interests," they said in a statement.
The case stems from an incident in 2006 when four boys in Turin filmed and uploaded a 191-second clip of them bullying a schoolmate with Down's syndrome. It shows the youths making fun of the boy, before punching and kicking him. One of the attackers then makes a mocking call to Viva Down, an advocacy group for people with Down's syndrome. The complaint was brought by the charity and the boy's father.

“The video was totally reprehensible and we took it down within hours of being notified by the Italian police,” Google said. “We also worked with the police to help identify the person responsible for uploading it and she was sentenced to 10 months community service, as were several other classmates.”

The case has potentially vast implications for the future of the internet. Hosting platforms such as Facebook and YouTube argue that they cannot be held responsible for content created by their users until they are informed that something is illegal. The Italian prosecutors contended that Google was negligent in not removing the video sooner.

All of Google's employees, who were convicted in absentia, denied wrong­doing. It is expected that the company's lawyers will argue on appeal that the verdict is at odds with an EU directive from 2000 that gave hosting platforms a so-called "safe harbour" from prosecution, so long as they acted promptly to remove illegal content.

In a statement, Google called the outcome of the case "surprising to say the least, since our colleagues had nothing to do with the video in question: they did not make it; they did not upload it, and they have not seen it.

"We are deeply troubled by this conviction for another equally important reason," it added. "It attacks the very principles of freedom on which the internet is built. Common sense dictates that only the person who films and uploads a video to a hosting platform could take the steps necessary to protect the privacy and obtain the consent of the people they are filming."

Mr Drummond, who is Google's chief legal officer, vowed to fight his conviction. He said: “I am outraged by the decision … If individuals like myself and my Google colleagues who had nothing to do with the harassing incident, its filming or its uploading onto Google Video can be held criminally liable solely by virtue of our positions at Google every employee of any internet hosting service faces similar liability.” 

Sunday, 14 February 2010

The Influence of Social Media on Valentine’s Day

Great article showing the link between social media, relationships and how you can get (and stay) more connected with your loved one!


"This year on Valentine’s Day, people are taking full advantage of all that social media has to offer to build on their special relationships.
What does Valentine’s Day have to do with social media? What they have in common is relationships. Social media is about building relationships. Valentine’s Day is about paying attention to relationships and strengthening relationship bonds. There are several important aspects of social media relationships that apply to all relationships: listening (knowing what your clients are saying about you), empathizing (connecting with your clients and trying to understand why they feel the way that they do), being transparent (honesty builds trust and without trust, your business will not succeed), showing appreciation (express how much you value your clients), and being passionate (long-lasting and valuable relationships are filled with passion, dedication, and hard work).

People use social networks to connect with people with whom they have existing relationships. In the process, they also form new relationships. Social networks allow you to share media and to customize your look and feel online. People can form online groups that consist of people who all share common interests. Special occasions, such as Valentine’s Day, create a whirlwind of activity on social networks. People are looking for the perfect gift for that special person or for themselves.

Searching online for Valentine’s Day ideas produces a huge volume of new articles, social networking suggestions, commercial offerings, and live twitter feeds. Before social media was available, the standard flowers and chocolates were gratefully accepted. Now, social media is ensuring that everyone tries to get more creative and exciting gifts to show how much they care. In today’s difficult economy, people are trying to be generous without hurting themselves financially.

Here are some fun gifts and gift ideas for your sweetheart using social media:
  • Create a personalized Facebook ad—You can create an ad that will only be seen by one user. You can make it as special as you want without any fear that you are sharing it with the whole world.
  • Upload a karaoke cover of your song on YouTube—It will be considered very romantic if you sing a song for your sweetheart in a room full of people. In fact, in this case, you will be singing in front of the entire World Wide Web. Share your recording on social media channels so that it is perfectly clear who your sweetheart is.
  • Schedule new @replies by the hour through HootSuite—Send a new reason for loving him or her every hour for 24 hours. You can set it all up in advance and HootSuite will automatically work its magic.
  • Buy a generous Facebook gift (for charity)—Facebook’s online gift shop has an entire collection of gifts for charity. Whatever you spend will go to the charitable organization of your choice.
  • Use the Sweethearts iPhone app to share personalized Sweethearts candies via Twitter—You can create, order and share Sweethearts with creative and special messages.
Of course, Valentine’s Day gifts are not the only things that are dominating the social media world. Ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day cards, dates, surprises, proposals and other inventive ways to light a fire in a relationship or add something different and sweet to a friendship are all around us. In addition to gifts and ideas on how to celebrate, people are making plans to do something special within their budget.

Many popular sites, including Amazon and Oprah, have released lists of affordable gift ideas. Most websites offer a filter where items can be sorted by price. If you don’t want to guess what your sweetheart would like, Amazon also offers a wish list option where people can choose what they want, which avoids the recipient being disappointed as well as the giver not having to stress over whether he or she has bought the perfect gift.
For those people who find Valentine’s Day annoying, there are humorous gift online, such as fun things to do if you are single and broken-heart cookies. There is also a list online of the top worst Valentine’s Day gift ideas along with a list of the most unoriginal ideas and the worst Valentine’s Day dates.

With social media continuing to be a networking and economic giant, nobody will be left with a bad Valentine’s Day gift this year. Whether you love or hate the holiday, there is something that will please everyone. You should definitely take advantage of social media this Valentine’s Day, whether the result is a feeling of softness and sentimentality or amusement. In any case, a whole world full of possible gift ideas is open to you."
Source: www.bx.businessweek.com
Original article: www.compukol.com

Saturday, 13 February 2010

What Love means to 4 - 8 year olds

What does Love mean to you this Valentines Day?


Touching words from the mouth of babes - When asked 'What does love mean?'

'When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.'

Rebecca- age 8

'When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.'

Billy - age 4

'Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.'

Karl - age 5

'Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.'

Chrissy - age 6

'Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.'

Terri - age 4

'Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.'

Danny - age 7

'Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss'

Emily - age 8

'Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.'

Bobby - age 7

'If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,'

Nikka - age 6

'Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.'

Noelle - age 7

'Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.'

Tommy - age 6

'During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore.'

Cindy - age 8

'My mommy loves me more than anybody You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.'

Clare - age 6

'Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.'

Elaine-age 5

'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.'

Chris - age 7

'Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.'

Mary Ann - age 4

'I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.'

Lauren - age 4

'When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.' (what an image)

Karen - age 7

'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross.'

Mark - age 6

'You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.'

Jessica - age 8

And the final one:
A four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.
Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.
When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, 'Nothing, I just helped him cry'


What does Love mean to you every day?

Friday, 12 February 2010

Robin Hood Tax - Rob the Rich (Banks) to pay the Poor (Government)

A coalition of British organizations calling itself the Robin Hood Tax campaign is proposing a new tax on banks to fund global anti-poverty and anti-climate change initiatives. The idea is to skim about 0.05% off of all speculative banking transactions, which proponents say would raise hundreds of billions of dollars each year and forge "a new deal between banks and society":
"It sounds complicated, but actually it isn't. A tiny tax on bankers has the power to raise hundreds of billions every year - giving a vital boost to the NHS, our schools, and the fight against child poverty - as well as tackling poverty and climate change around the world."
In an ad for the campaign, British actor Bill Nighy, who will star in the next installment of the Harry Potter films, plays a haughty banker who's forced to admit the tax would barely phase the finance industry.
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com

WATCH the video below:


Goldman Sachs faces 'Robin Hood tax' vote-rigging claims

Goldman Sachs is investigating claims that one of its computers was used to rig a public vote on the introduction of a so-called “Robin Hood tax” on bankers.
Technical staff for the Robinhoodtax.org.uk website said the “no” counter increased at a “dramatic rate” from 3.41pm.
The number of “no” votes jumped from 1,400 to 6,000 before campaigners – who are calling for the introduction of 0.05pc tax on banking transactions – tightened the site’s security.
Robin Hood’s security team claimed it traced the erroneous votes to two computers, one of which is allegedly registered as belonging to Goldman.
A spokesman for Goldman said the bank had “just received this information and is investigating fully”.
After being flooded with concerned messages from Facebook and Twitter users, the website displayed the following message: “For all those who have noticed something strange happening on the vote, please don’t worry. Someone is playing games. But at lunchtime we posted a spy in a high tree and are working to catch the culprit. The count has been reset to remove these false votes and our guards are now back on the gate. Please keep voting (fair) people.”
By 8pm on Thursday the “yes” vote had a substantial lead on the “no” camp, with 21,300 votes compared with 2,600.
The campaign has attracted a string of celebrity endorsements, including Four Weddings and a Funeral writer Richard Curtis and Love Actually actor Bill Nighy.
The campaign, supported by groups including Barnado’s, the RSPB, the NUT and the Unite union, claims the tax – which is based on Nobel Laureate economist James Tobin’s idea from 1972 – could generate £255bn worldwide a year."
Source: Rupert Neate, City Reporter (Technology) http://www.telegraph.co.uk


Where is Robin Hood buried? Allegedly, Robin Hood is buried in Yorkshire, England, at Kirkless Priory (Huddersfield). On the market - a house steeped in Robin Hood folklore